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“Wonderboats” | A CIRCLE OF MAGIC

A CIRCLE OF MAGIC

When designers face the world of pure custom yachts, they can reach the highest level of personalisation and give birth to projects that have an incredible story to tell. Each of these three yachts are tales rich in
magic and fairy details, able to let you enter into a fantastical novel.

From “Wonderland”, Superyacht Digest | The April Issue 2018

SEA OWL | FEADSHIP, 2013

We couldn’t find a better example of Wonderboat. Sea Owl is the unforgettable and iconic Feadship 62-metre custom yacht built in 2013. One of the best masterpieces by Andrew Winch (and maybe also the most complex project he has ever developed), who was chosen as designer for the interiors, with the mission to create a sophisticated bespoke motor yacht around a precise thematic decorative scheme dedicated to the children.

Sea Owl is one of the best expressions of what custom means: a build whose design is created together with the owner, around his inspirations and passions. For this extraordinary project the impressing, highly aesthetic standards have led to the final result: a really unique, personal and enchanting boat. The theme chosen for the interior design tells the stories of several fairy tales, from Peter Pan to Alice in Wonderland, as inspiration elements for the décor and for the personalisation of each room.
A real family-yacht specifically dedicated to the children and to all those guests who haven’t lost the will to dream. On the lower deck is a delightful pirate-themed room; next to this is one of the daughters’ cabins with scenes from Alice in Wonderland. The playful décor sounds like magic and reveals an unparalleled level of artistry that even adults can not help but admire.
The decorations are incredibly complex and full of a vast number of details. The central stairway is the most impressive element, featuring a mural, carved from Peruvian mahogany, of a magical tree rising four decks high in one continuous design, the roots grounded in the lower deck’s sole and branches reaching the sun deck.
“Reading” the interiors of Sea Owl is like going “Down the Rabbit Hole” (Alice in Wonderland): a deep, almost surreal, immersion into an oniric world made by so many details that we end up losing the sense of reality within our bucolic, fairy fantasy, sometimes it is totally abstract but for this reason so much delightful for our heart.

ELYSIAN | Lürssen, 2014

M/Y Elysian was built as Ester III at Lürssen Yachts and delivered to her owner in 2014. She is a 66m luxury yacht with eclectic interiors designed by Reymond Langton Design and exteriors by world recognized designer Espen Øino.
Elysian’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins, comprising a master suite, 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 17 crew members onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Reymond Langton Design is a highly experienced and professional design studio that has been involved in the exterior styling and interior design of some of the world’s finest superyachts, working on projects ranging between 42 and over 100m.
Elysian’s have the same classic, imposing and majestic atmospheres as a huge Fairy-Tale Castle. The main salon has been developed around the warmth of the fireplace and the bookcase gives the space that genuine family touch, able to overshadow the extremely luxurious design.
The centrepiece of Lürssen’s highly original superyacht Elysian, is the elevator and the stairway that surronds it. As in any castle, stairs represent a magical element, almost mysterious. In front of them, one wonders what secrets are hidden on the upper deck and step by step walks up the stairs with the eyes looking up, lost in the wonder that gradually appears along the walls wrapping the stairway: refined tones and colours shading from white to brown, carved leather featuring cranes in flight and bronzed banister. The children’s suites show a classical look, each with a different colours and fabrics scheme.
In the spa area the mosaic art graces the walls and floors, alternating with different kinds of finely decorated marbles.

OCEANCO
Oceanco is a world-class builder of custom superyachts in the 80–140 meters range. Every yacht starts with a vision, the owner’s vision. The yard ‘s forward thinking and experienced in-house design team works with an array of world-acclaimed designers such as Terence Disdale, Nuvolari-Lenard, Espen Øino, Sam Sorgiovanni, Igor Lobanov, Tim Heywood and Andrew Winch to create some of the most iconic, timeless, and award-winning yachts afloat today. Oceanco yachts benefit from state-of-the-art engineering and every detail proposed in their highly innovative systems is thought out and tested.

The yacht selected for the following picture gallery can not be officially presented with her name and description. It is one of the most sophisticated build of the Oceanco fleet and expression of an exquisite design. We could appreciate this creation during the recent Dubai International Boat Show. On this occasion the shipyard also unveiled the innovative design of a nearly 400-foot-long superyacht concept named Tuhura, result of a collaboration with the Lobanov Design studio, BMT Nigel Gee, and interior designer Achille Salvagni.
Oceanco has the privilege of having delivered (2017) the largest motor yacht ever built in the Netherlands – 110m M/Y Jubilee.
Last year Oceanco also added to their fleet the groundbreaking 106-metre Project Solar known as Black Pearl, one of the most acclaimed new builds of 2017, an impressive sailing vessel whose design and naval architecture has seen the collaboration of Dykstra Naval Architects, Ken Freivokh Design and Nuvolari Lenard.

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